Ayrson Heráclito (b. 1968 in Macaúbas, Bahia, Brazil) lives and works between Cachoeira and Salvador, Brazil. He is a visual artist, curator and professor. In 2016 he received his Doctorate in Communication and Semiotics from PUC São Paulo. He is a Professor at the Center of the Arts, Humanities and Letters of the Federal University of Recôncavo da Bahia. His works move between installation, performance, photography and the audiovisual, and frequently deal with elements of African-Brazilian culture and its connections with Africa and the Diaspora in America.